Francesco Totti keen on a career in coaching

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Francesco Totti's Roma contract expires at the end of the season and he has hinted at possibly ending his 24-year tenure as a professional footballer when his current deal ends.

Though no decision is set in stone at the moment, the Italian legend has expressed an interest in becoming a coach when he hangs up his boots and is raring to join the backroom staff at the Stadio Olimpico.

Speaking to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, Totti said: “I do not know what the future holds, but I know it will be something enjoyable.”


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Totti, who has spent the whole of his playing career at Roma, scoring 306 goals in 764 appearances, claimed he would find it challenging coaching players of his temperament.

“Part of me would like to start coaching. But I am not thinking about it too much yet, because I know it might not be easy to handle a group of players with my character,” he said.

“But I see all my former team-mates starting a career as a coach. I know that something can happen after a while, because everybody seems to want to become a coach.

“Something can trigger changes in me as well. I can tell you that my character will change at some point.”

The striker is keen on prolonging his stay at Roma and outlined his desire to continue to help them beyond his time on the pitch.

“I honestly do not know yet what will happen in the future, but I hope to always be part of Roma. That is my wish. I want to help the club where I have spent most of my life.

"I would be really happy if I could help the club in some way."

Totti currently has two goals and two assists to his name in four Serie A appearances for Roma this season.

They currently sit third in the table and face a trip to second-placed Napoli next Saturday and a win would see them leap frog their opponents.

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